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Battle of Lanka

Published 2005

Epirode 4 of Nina Paley's animated feature-in-progress, Sita Sings the Blues. Rama, Hanuman and the Monkey army have crossed the sea to Lanka to rescue the captive Sita from the demon king Ravana and his Rakshasas.

Run time 02:50
Producer Nina Paley
Production Company Nina Paley
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English
Contact Information Nina Paley


Produced, animated, directed, designed, written, etc. by Nina Paley
Vocals: Annette Hanshaw, circa 1929
Based on the Ramayana of Valmiki, circa 500 B.C.


Reviewer: champbear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2012
Subject: misical animation
short and sweet
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2010
Subject: lol
i like
Reviewer: babysprite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2009
Subject: this is delightful
This is one of the most delightful adaptations of the Ramayana I've ever enjoyed and the music is fabulous! Thanks.
Reviewer: METROAgs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 30, 2007
Subject: Just great
Excellent piece of work.
Reviewer: svenghoulieil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2006
Subject: Beautifil!!
I am not an expert on Indian folklore, but this is fantastic! I love the attention to detail, the color scheme and the characters all fit the genre perfectly, but the greatest thing is the music choice-

Reviewer: Madhavananda - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2006
Subject: Charming!
I already wrote an e-mail to you, but let's have it here too. This is by far the most witty and charming animation I've ever seen on a classical Indian theme!

Who would have imagined one can leash old bits of blues to describe Sita's love for Rama?

Were Sita and Rama to view your production â and they certainly see and know all â I imagine a broad smile would find its way to their lovely faces!
Reviewer: earther - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2006
Subject: another magnificent episode of the Sitayama
I've seen several other episodes of Nina Paley's charming take on the Ramayana, and like the others, this one is excellent. It is just charming. The battle is true to the tale, and you've just got to love Sita. As for Rama, well ...

This is part of a rather extended work, and I await each new episode with enthusiasm.
Reviewer: krishnaramabalarani - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2006
Subject: battle of
rama goe
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